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May 06, 2015 9:45 PM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of Point72 Asset Management, L.P.

Company Overview

Point72 Asset Management, L.P. is a privately owned family office. The firm invests in the public equity markets. It employs long/short equity strategy to make its investments. The firm was formerly known as S.A.C. Capital Advisors L.P. Point72 Asset Management, L.P. was founded in 1992 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut with additional offices in Tokyo, Japan; Hong Kong; Singapore; Boston, Massachusetts; and New York City.

72 Cummings Point Road

Stamford, CT 06902

United States

Founded in 1992





Key Executives for Point72 Asset Management, L.P.

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, and Chairman
Age: 58
Age: 48
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Research and Head of Equities
Managing Director, Acting General Counsel, and Chief Compliance and Surveillance Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Point72 Asset Management, L.P. Key Developments

Point72 Asset Management, L.P. Appoints Michael Zea Chief of Strategy

Point72 Asset Management, L.P. announced that Michael Zea has joined the company as its Chief of Strategy. Mr. Zea will begin at the Firm on May 4, 2015. As the Chief of Strategy, Mr. Zea will lead Point72’s exploration of new investment areas for deploying the Stamford-based family office’s surplus capital. Mr. Zea and his team will also examine the Firm’s operations and processes and recommend ways for it to operate more thoughtfully and efficiently. Mr. Zea was previously an Executive Vice President at Aimia Inc.

Point72 Asset Management LP Hires Jaimi Goodfriend as Director of Academy Initiative

Point72 Asset Management LP announced that Jaimi Goodfriend will head Point72 Academy as its first director. The academy is Point72's initiative to recruit and train new college graduates as long/short equities investment professionals. Goodfriend will be responsible for creating and teaching the academy's curriculum, teaching financial modeling, research skills and methods for sector- and company-specific research. She was an adjunct lecturer at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and DePaul University in Chicago.

Point72 Asset Management Names Five Sector Executive Officers

Point72 Asset Management has appointed three people to the role of Sector Executive Officer (XO) in its Long/Short (L/S) equities business. The firm also named XOs to two other key business units. Point72 reorganized its L/S equities business into seven sector- and geographic-specific Operating Units last October: Old Economy/Materials (Industrials), Energy, Consumer/Retail/Finance (Consumer), Technology/Media/Telecom (TMT), Healthcare, Japan, and Hong Kong. Each sector is led by a Sector Executive (SE) and is assisted by an XO, compliance officer, risk leader, and research coordinator. The purpose of the reorganization was to streamline operations, increase management oversight of the investment process, and improve the quality of decision-making. Jessica Anderson, James Fontelieu, and Rachel Lewiswill serve as the respective XOs for Point72's TMT, Consumer, and Industrials Operating Units, and will report to the SEs for each sector. Matthew Katz will serve as the XO for Aperio, Point72's Data and Analytics platform, and Annie Wang will be the XO for the firm's L/S Professional Development function. Jess Anderson joined the Firm in 2010 as a Director in the Business Development group, responsible for helping Portfolio Managers hire analysts for their teams. Jess previously worked at Morgan Stanley, where she was a Vice President in the Equity Sales Group, and JP Morgan, where she was an Investment Banking Associate covering Equity Capital Markets. Before being named an XO, James Fontelieu was a Director in the Firm’s Due Diligence group. James joined the Firm in 2008 from Bear Stearns, where he was a Healthcare Equity Research Associate. Rachel Lewis worked closely with Point72’s Head of Equities, Perry Boyle, on Portfolio Manager Professional Development before she was named an XO. Rachel joined the Firm in 2011 from Credit Suisse, where she was an Analyst in the Equity-Linked Origination group, focusing on convertible bonds and equity derivative structured products. Matt Katz was a Vice President in Point72’s Global Strategy group before being named an XO. He joined the Firm in 2012 from Credit Suisse, where he was an analyst focused on Strategy and M&A. Annie Wang is a Vice President for Point72’s L/S Professional Development function. Prior to joining the Firm in 2012, Annie was an Investment Banking Analyst at Stifel Nicolaus Weisel (formerly Thomas Weisel Partners), where she focused on M&A for TMT and Cleantech companies.

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